Friday, June 26, 2009

Glitter Birds and Holidays



This card is for two challenges, GinaK's StampTV Color Challenge, and Verve's June release challenge. The colors were Bubblegum Pink and Aqua Blue, a combo I really love. I used Bazzill as the base, and I think the designer paper is Crate. It has the lovely thickness and texture of Crate paper, and it's double sided. It's not labeled, though, so I'm not sure.

The chipboard bird is Maya Road. I dabbed it with Aegean Blue Ancient Page, then sprayed it with Caspian Sea shimmer mist. I love Ancient Page pads for this type of thing because they are very soft and juicy. They have saturated and easy to apply color. I have the minis, and I just tap them onto my stamp instead of the other way around. It's gorgeous IRL!! I added some vintage seam binding, an adhesive gem and Aqua Stickles on its beak.

The gorgeous flower is GKD's latest StampTV set, Eclectic Summer. It's a hugely versatile set. I've only used two of the stamps, and I already love it to death. I stamped it on the DP with VersaFine Onyx, then embossed with Ranger Holographic. I finished the mulberry flower & frame off with a little Crystal Stickles and called it good!

This is Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday sketch challenge. This was my first time to use Patriotism on Parade, and I'm so glad I got it, I know it will be fun to have on hand. The journaling block is Sassafrass Lass, isn't it cute? The rest of the paper is Bazzill, and Cool Caribbean. The fireworks and flourishes were embossed with Ranger's Silver and Red Tinsels, two of my favorite sparkly embossing powders.

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7 comments:

~amy~ said...

Great cards Carla...Love the flower & chipboard bird on the 1st card...great journaling card and cool caribbean?! Wow...I'm hoarding that stuff...majorly hoarding :)

Lauren said...

These are so fun! I love the simple one. The patriotic one is so bold and fresh.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Love the patriotic card ... awesome use of this set!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Carla - this is a fabulous use of the Set!!! I love how you combined it with the Sketch - just perfect!!!

Thank you so much for playing with us!!! Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

This is fantastic, Carla!!! Great colors and detailing. Wonderful patriotic card!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Incredible cards, Carla. You are a master at combining elements into the neatest creations. Love the sparkle and fabulous glitter detailing.

Lindsay Weirich said...

both are great but the flag's my fave, lots of yummy texture and one of my fave color combos: aqua and red!